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Subject: Wait...They Knew This 60 Years Ago?
Subject: Man's wisdom is foolishness to GOd :)
Subject: opinions are like...
Subject: Awesome creature!!!!!
a lethal charge. It doesn't require the burning of fossil fuels or enriched uranium pellets to generate it's 500 or so volts! Man's best efforts at producing energy are flawed when we consider Chernobyl and Three Mile Island. Look at the pollution they left us with. This is man's way of doing things. That's not all....
How is it that man is capable of being so incredibly foolish by believing that life on this planet evolved from nothing? It that scientific reasoning: that you get something from nothing? How absurd! The complexity of an electric eel should make a believer out of anyone with half a brain, however pride, ignorance and peer pressure won't allow it. Thank you Dr. Moon. I applaude your efforts!
Subject: Nice film, throughly enjoyable
The film itself is quite enlighting (no pun intended :D), since it shows in a (in my opinion) rather interesting view of this animal. I liked the "shocking-people-idea"... truly a mad scientist :D. Really great...
Subject: An excellent film!
Subject: Screw this Voice of God business, I AM GOD!
Subject: You're Mad, MAD, I Tell You!!
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: *****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: I feel eel or Whaddya know, Eel Joe?
The film focuses on the physiology of the electic eel, as Irwin notes, is not truly an eel, but part of the carp family. The film is clearly aimed at a more general audience, with the use of very non-technical terms; for example, the electrical impulses that the eel sends out is called "radar". Bizarrely, the eel is given the name of "Joe". However, there is still some interesting, if dated information, on how the eel is able to produce the legendary 500 volts and what it is used for, primarily for stunning its prey. There is still something disconcerting, though, when Irwin cheerfully talks about Brazillian ranchers chopping and killing electric eels with insulated machetes.
The film also has the necessary theatrics. Electrodes are hooked up to the eel to light neon lamps, and 5 people in parallel are shocked by the eel. But like many of the other Moody films, there is a spontaneous feeling to demonstration segments that make them more interesting, a sharp contrast to the more typical science film of the period.